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Echeveria strictiflora (Desert savior)
Watson, Sean

Echeveria strictiflora

Echeveria strictiflora A. Gray

Desert Savior

Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)

Synonym(s): Cotyledon strictiflora

USDA Symbol: ecst

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Rosette-forming, scapose perennial succulent with broad, spathulate, fleshy leaves. Leaf tip acuminate, red. Flower scape single or occassionally forked to 40 cm with reduced lanceolate leaves. Flowers borne on a raceme, scarlet.

This succulent can grow in full sun, but prefers a little shade in arid regions. Requires good drainage to grow well.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Cactus/Succulent
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Spatulate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Leaf Texture: Smooth , Waxy
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Raceme
Size Notes: 0-1
Flower: Sepals 5
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers scarlet.


Native Distribution: Mountains of the Trans-Pecos in TX and in northern MX.
Native Habitat: Open, rocky mountain slopes.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry


Use Ornamental: Xeric or rock garden plant.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1133 Collected 2007-10-18 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Echeveria strictiflora in USDA Plants
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Record Modified: 2008-10-20
Research By: Joe Marcus

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